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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye
How Derby artist Paul Cummins caught the mood of a nation.
It is not a fun thing that H produce, it is something th`t has a
meaning behind it, and it h`s a big meaning for a lot of people. Also
tonight, helping the victims of Gaza. And ten years on, the legacy
of dance. And uncovering thd secrets of a lost manor house.
First tonight, a quarter of a million ceramic poppies have
been sold in just one week `s part of a World War One commemor`tion.
Almost 900,000 poppies are being planted at the Tower of London, each
Today, the Derbyshire artist behind the project said he'd been
overwhelmed by the response, as Geeta Pendse reports.
A work of art, a memorial, but also a fundraising effort.
Pouring out of the Tower of London, last week,
the first instalment of cer`mic poppies were officially revdaled to
They are hoped to raise millions of pounds for charity,
but no one predicted just how quickly the poppies would sdll.
At his studio in Derby, the artist Paul Cummins has been
amazed at how the public have embraced the project, with 250, 00
It is quite a shock that so many people have got behhnd it.
It is not a fun thing that H produce, it is something th`t has
a meaning behind it, and it has a really big meaning for lots of
people, and I'm really happx that people are actually wanting them.
Each poppy is sold for ?25 with the net proceeds split
?2.50 from everybody goes to charhty,
so if we sell all of them, that is ?2.5 million, of course if we sell
all of them as well, all thd net proceeds will also go to ch`rity.
Now, we're being little bit coy about that, because we're still
making them, we are still btilding them at the moment, but that could
be many millions of pounds by the time that we're finished
With orders coming in from `ll of the world,
with people of all nationalhties buying the poppies, Paul saxs it is
Anybody comes along and does it they build their own little part
There was people from Vietnam came over to do it
and they were really, reallx passionate how it went in and people
The team in Derby continue to produce poppies around the clock.
The last poppy will be planted on Remembrance Day.
Why do you think this has so captured the nation's imagination?
Apart from the initial visu`l impact, which is incredible, I think
it is because it is a work hn progress, that anyone can bd a part
of, whether it is planting ` poppy, or just witnessing this work of art
grew and grew every week and month leading up to November. I think the
most significant part is thd fact that each poppy represents one
fallen soldier, and so as it grows, essentially you understand the
significance of the First World War, and the death toll. It is
wonderful that you can buy them and everyone can be a part of it. Thank
you. On to a different kind of conflict,
in the East Midlands are collecting thousands of items of medic`l kit to
send to war`torn Gaza. They're appealing for equiplent
the NHS says it no longer ndeds The first consignment was sdnt out
today from hospitals in Derby Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons
reports. They say it is kicked the NHS no
longer wants, but Gaza needs. We have seen it on the televishon with
the children with their Intdrnet eyes. At Kingsmill, they have
collected hundreds of items in just a couple of days. We are told it is
things that the NHS would h`ve thrown away. We have looked hard
into what we had. I think that the controls are very tight now. We are
very diligent at what we acpuire and how we use it, so it is onlx the
things that are past their date and was perhaps opened up or not used,
or even samples that we werd given by various couples `` companies
They hope this will save lives. I am very proud. We pride ourselves in
our courses care of opening things, and so I was really thinking, we
would not have that much, btt when I searched around, we have got many
expired things and things that we have been given by companies.
Nightly television images of the devastation in Gaza prompted a
surgeon in Derby to do something. He set about getting Derby hospitals to
gather unwanted equipment and encouraged other hospitals to get
involved. A few people have raised the political question and `sking
whether we should be getting involved. From my point of view
working with a wide range of charities, this is not about
politics at all, it is purely as as medical caring professionals with
the duty of care, trying to alleviate the suffering of fellow
human beings. Here, 35,000 htems collected in Derby are off on the
first leg of the journey to Gaza. It is hoped international charhties
will get the eight through. For the children, some toys.
The parents of a Derbyshire student who was stabbed to death last week
in Borneo say they "cannot believe what has happened".
22`year`old Neil Dalton frol Ambergate was a medical student
His parents Jan and Phil sahd in a statement, "Neil was a caring,
thoughtful and witty young lan, who never thought twice
He achieved so much and madd so many friends.
Four men have been arrested for murder.
Police in Borneo say they've admitted the crime.
Police say they're growing increasingly concerned for the
welfare of a 13`year`old girl who is missing from her home in Nottingham.
Elisha May Swinscoe was last seen at around 3.30pm yesterday
afternoon and is thought to have been heading into the city centre.
Officers say her family are very worried and want Elisha herself
or anyone with information to get in touch.
Health bosses in Nottinghamshire are consulting over plans to close four
mental health hospital wards and a residential unit.
Two wards could close at thd Queen's Medical Centre and two at the City
Hospital along with the Enrhght Close rehabilitation unit in Newark.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare says better community services
A six week public consultation begins today.
Still to come ` a lost medidval manor house gives up its secrets.
Archaeologists working in Leicestershire find artefacts
from a house that vanished from maps in the 18th Century.
Some estimates put the shortfall in the East Midlands at mord than
But they're not making any new land ` so more
and more councils are looking at greenbelt and that's controversial.
Fairham Pastures is Rushcliffe Borough Council's development
Up to 3000 new homes will be built there.
In Leicestershire, Blaby District Council is overseeing the bhggest
single development in the county ` 4000 homes at Lubbesthorpe.
Amber Valley Borough Council has started asking local people
for their views on plans to build 2,500 new homes,
400 of which will be at Quarndon from where Jo Healey reports.
To people in Kedleston, it is a beautiful
heritage site. To Amber Valley planners, it is a possible plot for
400 homes. Today, they started to consult. I don't think it is
suitable. These schools are all over subscribed and traffic is
horrendous. Most residents `round this area knew nothing about this
proposed project. We think the infrastructure is not going to take
these houses. This is Amber Valley, shown here at the consultathon.
Now, the green patches show land that is already in the pipeline
that could be built on, places like Ripley and cinder hill. If they were
built on, that would amount to 850 new homes. What today is all about
are the blue patches. You c`n see those places like Summer Coves, and
Kedleston. If they were built on, that would amount to 2700 more
homes. So the total if all of this was built on, would be 7630 new
houses in Amber Valley. The council are proposing to build 1600 houses
in Codner, within one mile of the village centre, and all of that is
going to be on green belt l`nd. I mean, it would be a disaster for our
area, because it would urbanise the whole area. This would go from being
a one`road village to the cdntre of the city, but without the
infrastructure. Can you prolise people and give them a full
assurance that you will listen to their concerns, because thex have
many? I can, and what will happen is that when this consultation
exercise is over we will be doing a report to the council. That will set
out all of the concerns that have been raised.
Before we finalise any decisions, we will make sure we take everxbody
into account. The consultathon will run for four weeks.
A charity set up in memory of a murdered schoolgirl has helped
thousands of young people to sing and dance.
It's almost ten years since Danielle Beccan was shot dead as she walked
Danielle was a keen performdr, and now hundreds of thousands
of pounds in grants are helping young people to follow her dreams.
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball,
Meet the choir that performs using pedal power.
A bicycle`powered PA system that was funded by the
It has allowed these singers with learning disabilities to perform
They want people to see that they are good at things so, by m`king us
a little bit more independent and being able to provide
our own equipment, we can more or less set up when and where we want.
We couldn't actually hear otrselves singing and now I have actu`lly
found I have got a singing voice and I don't sound like a strangled cat
When I first came here and found out they sung different pop songs and it
It is a fitting tribute to a teenager who loved singing
Danielle Becan's future was tragically cut short
Danielle was killed by a bullet that was fired from a car and ricocheted
from the pavement as she walked through St Anne's with friends
Ten years on, Danielle Becan has left
Her memorial fund has raised ?150,000,
money that has been doubled through match funding grants,
The family recognise that the sort of projects that D`nielle
loves are the sort of things that the fund has been able to ghve money
to and that there are many projects out there which might not h`ve been
going had the Danielle Becan Memorial Fund not
Two of the grants went to the Spritzer Dance Company for shows
They are one of several troops who are rdhearsing
I really enjoy it because it helps me express myself
There are loads of different types of dancing and I
Just a way to let go, express all your feelings.
The Memorial Fund has helped thousands of young people to perform
in Nottinghamshire, from dancing to singing and acting, fulfillhng
Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Nottingham.
Two men who killed an Iraqi refugee have been found guilty of mtrder.
Patryk Srutkowski and Pawel Bugajski carried out the attack
in the Meadows area of Notthngham in January.
They used a belt to strangld 56`year`old Hama Faraj Noorh.
They're due to be sentenced tomorrow.
The family of a former Notts County and England footballer who died
from a brain condition causdd by repeatedly heading a ball, say
The Justice for Jeff camp`ign has been calling for more research to be
carried out into the condithon that killed Jeff Astle twelve ye`rs ago.
Now, following a private conversation with the
Chairman of the Football Association , Greg Dyke, the family say more
Nearly 200,000 children in the East Midlands are living in families
struggling with "problem debt" according to research out today
The figures come from the Children's Society
They reveal almost a hundred thousand families in the region are
failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments.
The charities say debt puts stress on family relationshhps.
It also causes children to suffer from worry and even bullying.
Next tonight, archaeologists working on a "lost" medieval manor`house
in Leicestershire have discovered buildings and artefacts at the site.
The 12th century house in the village of Croxton Kdrrial
had disappeared from maps by the 19th century, but now
after two years of excavation, the ground is yielding new finds.
This field in Leicestershird has been hiding a secret for more than
800 years. Basically, the M`nor house itself was here. Beyond that,
we had a massive barn, which was 26 metres long. We also had a xard
here, again dating from arotnd the 12th century. We have got evidence
of that and some wonderful pottery from that as well. A group of
amateur archaeologists have been digging here since 2012 and have
made some remarkable finds. This has come out of a well, four metres
down. It is the job, and it has been down there for about 800 ye`rs at
the bottom of the well, and when we dug it out we were the first people
to see it for 800 years. We think it was lower down on a rope, and when
it filled with water it broke with the weight of the water. Thd site
would have been a massive complex between the 12th and the 14th
centuries, with all the bendfits of medieval modern conveniences. The
Lord would have had his private toilet here. Every now and `gain,
some peasant would have had to come here and take it all out and spread
it on the field and use it `s fertiliser. The fines are a Time
Capsule of life between the 12th and 14th centuries. As the Digg moves
into its final phase, it is hoped more of its secrets will be
revealed. Leicester City are just fivd days
away from their first match back Their promotion is estimated to
be worth more than a hundred What lessons can Leicester learn
about how to exploit the Foxes As Leicester City celebrated
promotion, the city of Leicdster It brings visitors to our chty,
it brings profile to our city, it brings investment to our city
and it brings jobs to our chty, and all of those are very important as
well as what happens on the field. But can a football club's promotion
really benefit an entire city? Twelve month ago, Hull was hn
Leicester's shoes, a city not only preparing to welcome some of the
world's best footballers, btt also Last season, I would say thdre was
double the amount of people and I would get the attitude, likd,
we are going to come back, we are coming back for the weekend, not
only for the football, they would It was also a chance to
attract first`time visitors. The reception you often get is,
it is not what we expected. There is certainly something for
Leicester there, because Lehcester is not on the tourist route, and
similarly it is quite undiscovered. Hull's Premier League campahgn
put them on the map. Many believe it helped them to beat
Leicester to the City of Culture. Here it seems confidence
in a football team can lead to Anything that is good,
it makes people feel good, ht make You hear a lot about more about Hull
on the TV, and I think people recognise it, not just for football,
but for other things as well. We certainly get anecdotal stories
about visitors coming into the city nationally
and internationally, and many of them are really, really impressed
with what the city is like. It is really all linked to that
first initial interest with The lesson from Hull is that top
level football has to be a The Premier League will get people
into the city, but only a friendly and vibrant
welcome will get them to st`y. It is this challenge that Ldicester
now faces. Tom Brown, BBC East Midlands Today,
in Hull. In last night's Capital One Cup
Derby were made to work hard by League Two Carlisle `
but came away with the win. The game turned
in one three minute spell. First a spectacular save by
Derby's Lee Grant to turn Then Jeff Hendrick's second goal
of the season to put the Rals Even so, Carlisle pushed Derby every
inch of the way before this late, late goal from Chris Martin made
sure of a place in the second round. Some news coming from Derby `
young talent Mason Bennett hs going And tonight in the league ctp
its the turn of Forest and Notts. They travel to Tranmere and
Sheffield Wednesday respecthvely. In Cricket, news from Leicestershire
that County Chief Executive Mike Siddall is stepping down
at the end of the season. His "short term"
appointment in twenty ten h`s ended On the field,
Derbyshire were victorious in the Royal London Cup yesterday
but today Notts Outlaws werd Jets batsmen Mark Stoneman `nd
Ben Stokes doing the damage. Now, we have some very
special guests with us. This is Mansfield's Paralympic
swimmer Ollie Hynd and And, as you can see,
Ollie comes with medals. Both European and Commonwealth Gold
in the SM8 Individual Medlex plus another European Gold
in the S8 four hundred freestyle. It has been quite a couple of weeks.
Have you come down yet? Not really. I have not had a chance to take
everything in, and it has bden really busy, and I have achheved
everything that I wanted to, so I am definitely going to take sole time
to reflect on it. We should talk about the Commonwealth Games first
of all. You dominated your dvent for England, and we can take a look at
it. How was the game is for you It was a fantastic experience. It was
very reminiscent of London, in the way that the home crowd got behind
us, and it was such a friendly atmosphere. Everything was really
good and everything that we dreamt of as athletes. We can see ` touch
of that atmosphere here. Elsewhere, parliament events were separated,
but here everyone was in together. What was that like? It was ` bit
different, but I quite enjoxed it, we're all made to feel just part of
one team, Team England, so ht was really good. We have got medals
here. So put the achievements into context. You have to look at the
Commonwealth Games, firstly. He was looking to complete the full set of
medals, because he is already Paralympic, world and Europdan
champion, so to complete thd set, he is now in a very select band of
athletes. There is only certain David Wilkie and Rebecca Adlington,
who have held all four titlds at the same time, so it is a major
achievement. Let us see him getting his Commonwealth medals. We usually
ask the athlete how this molent felt. How did it feel for you as
coach? I was in the stands, but it was fantastic. It was on a par with
London, I would say. It was obviously different, but whdn he
actually got his medal, we nearly fell out of the stand. Then when he
came round for his medal at the end, it was quite an emotional thme, for
myself and also for the main person here. Thank you for coming hn to
join us. On the road to Rio next? Yes, definitely. That is thd
long`term goal we're looking at We have got more championships next
year, so that will give us ` last benchmark before going to Rho. We
wish you all the best. Thank you for joining us. Fantastic. Well done.
Now, two hidden murals uncovered by electricians re`wiring
The wall paintings are by the 20th Century artist Evelyn Gibb
St Martin's Church in Bilborough has now securdd more
than 700 thousand pounds of Heritage Lottery funding to restore them
Tucked away at the centre of the old Bilborough Village in Nottingham is
Work is underway on what is being called the Hidden
Treasures project, a plan for the public to see murals painted by the
It was feared they had been destroyed by building work hn 1 72.
Evelyn Gibbs was born in Liverpool and was trained at Liverpool School
From there, she won a schol`rship to the Royal College of Art in London.
In 1943, she set up the Midlands group of artists.
She got together a group of artists, professionals, put on a big
exhibition, and they began to make work in Nottingham in variots ways.
A grant of more than ?740,000 from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd will
restore much of the medieval church, as well as the Gibbs war pahntings.
It will also fund three years of community and heritage
Carol Hines, BBC East Midlands Today.
We have got an automaton fudl to the weather at the moment. We are still
under the influence of this rather brisk westerly wind, but we have an
improvement over the next 24 hours. The low`pressure zone will be
pushing its way northwards, so lighter winds through tomorrow, and
the winds shifting to a north westerly direction, so we whll be
more sheltered in terms of showers and feeling a little bit better as
well. We have had some showdrs within through quite quicklx, some
heavy ones through the afternoon, as well, but some sunshine in between
as well. Most of them will be fading away tonight, one to creeping back
in, but generally dry with one hour to spells. Temperatures in double
figures. A live`in Celsius `re 2 Celsius. Tomorrow morning, we will
start with one or two showers. There will be some breaks in the cloud,
Susan sunshine through the lorning. The showers will become fewdr and
further between as the afternoon wears on, so much more in the way of
sunshine, and a few do get ` shower, it will be lighter as well. It will
start to feel warmer as well. 1 Celsius, 19 Celsius. And thdre is
the showers will return, and feeling a little bit cooler as well, but
things settling down towards the end of the week. A little bit of high
pressure that will eventually kill off the showers. The end is in
sight. MUSIC: "It Don't Mean A Thing"
by Duke Ellington celebrating the music of Count Basie
and Duke Ellington. We've got factory boys and butchers'
apprentices and office clerks Don't stop moving!
If you go back you'll die! Espionage. Who would possibly
assassinate him? Deception. There's so much more
to this story than I thought. And even murder.
With a knife! Real shock. Unravelling the mysteries
of their family tree. A baker?!
Well, I'm damned.